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Illness Guidelines

A child should not be sent to school if they are not feeling well and cannot participate comfortably in school activities. Keep them at home if they have: 

  • Constant coughing 
  • Earache or severe headache 
  • Fever (oral temperature of 100 or above). 
  • An acute cold. 
  • Communicable diseases. 
  • Mattering or inflammation of eyes. 
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. 
  • Nits or lice 
  • Rash; until physician has determined it is not a communicable disease. 

Parents whose children contract a communicable disease are requested to contact the school immediately. 
Parents should utilize the following guide as an aid in determining when their child is ready to return to school. 

  1. Fever has been absent for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications. 
  2. Nausea and vomiting and/or diarrhea has subsided for 24 hours. 
  3. Stage or contagion for specific communicable disease has passed. Call Dr. or school nurse if unsure. 
  4. Child has been under a doctor's care and has been given permission for the child to return to school. 
  5. The child who is well enough to come to school is well enough to go outside. The only exception is a doctor’s excuse.